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When Reading is Difficult: Using iPad Text-to-Speech as a Reading Support

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If you have students who have reading difficulties, vision challenges, or are English Language Learners, the powerful text-to-speech feature on the iPad offers a variety of reading supports to help them succeed. Join Dr. Luis Perez as he discusses how you can use these supports to help incorporate UDL and multiple means of representation into your classroom learning experiences. He will explore how to use features such as the pronunciation editor, highlighting options to help tracking, scanning for contextual clues, and more. In addition to showcasing the built-in text-to-speech feature, Luis will demonstrate a number of apps that take this feature to the next level and provide options for further customization and personalization.


Status: Available On-Demand
Subject: Cross-curricular
Last aired on: Thursday, December 6, 2018 @ 4:00 PM EST
Duration: 30 minutes
Credit Hours: 0.5
Categories: Differentiation & Personalization, iPads, Reading & Writing, Response to Intervention (RTI), Special Education
Tags: accessibility, diverse needs, diversity, inclusion, iPads, personalization, reading support, special education, special needs, text-to-speech, UDL

Reviews (38)

Text-To-Speech is great for Selective Mutism children that can sit separately to complete their assignments comfortably. Selective Mutism is a complex childhood anxiety disorder characterized by a child's inability to speak and communicate effectively in select social settings, such as school. These children are able to speak and communicate in settings where they are comfortable, secure, and relaxed. Thank you for your information.
Great information for curriculums across the board!
Basic Member
Helpful, just wish the app was less expensive. I look to see if there are any specials on the price.
Full Member
I learned something new
Full Member
I had no idea the iPad (or any Apple product) had this amazing built in resource. I will certainly be using this in my classroom. I also appreciate the handout you provided!
Full Member
Thank you for sharing.
Full Member
I appreciated that Luis not only talked about all the tex-to-speech features, option, and apps; but he also demonstrated how to use it on the ipad.
Full Member
Great resources!!
Basic Member
This was very helpful for students who need text to speech to access the curriculum. I learned many new ways to assist them.
Basic Member
Great techniques to improve reading skills.
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